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…which I completely forgot to mention here. Bad Nora! No biscuit. So I decided to get a little more “thinky” this time around, and talk about the process of creating a post-feminist character, in Yeine. Which I kind of did by accident, and involved some interesting contradictions: The element in question is the background of my protagonist, Yeine Darr, who was born and raised in a matriarchal culture. I didn’t base this culture on any extant matriarchy (although if I had to slap a real-world label on her, Yeine’s home culture corresponds to that of the pre-Columbian Incans, who were …

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Power and Privilege in Fantasy over at Orbit Blog

Posted some general thoughts on power and privilege in fantasy over at Orbit, though framing it with the discussion of science fiction and horror film trailers. Which is not as much of a contradiction as it sounds like! Go lookee. (Closing comments here; if you want to say something, say it there. Note that the comments are moderated so it may take a bit for your comment to show.)

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